anxiolytic agent

anxiolytic agent

[‚aŋk·sē·ō¦lid·ik ′ā·jənt]
(pharmacology)
A drug that relieves anxiety.
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Chamomile has also been used as an anxiolytic agent traditionally dating back as far as ancient Greece and Rome.
Behavioural pharmacological characteristics of honokiol, an anxiolytic agent present in extracts of Magnolia bark, evaluated by an elevat3ed plus-maze test in mice.
Honokiol, a putative anxiolytic agent extracted from magnolia bark, has no diazepam-like side-effects in mice," J Pharm Pharmacol.
This anxiolytic agent has been studied with mixed clinical results.
Footnotes indicate literature where the respective plant is mentioned as a sedative and/or anxiolytic agent.
More than two-thirds (71%) used antipsychotics, about 29% used antidepressants, and 25% took an anxiolytic agent.
The result of this test are a clear indication of the presence of anxiolytic principles of dried residue in the ethyl acetate and methanol fractions of Gotukola and also suggest that the hexane fraction is devoid of pharmacological activity as an anxiolytic agent.
Currently, there is a large unmet medical need for fast-acting anxiolytic agents that lack the side effects observed with existing treatments, which include sedation and addiction, as well as negative side effects on memory and body movement.
Anxiolytic agents increase POAE and PTOA parameters in plus-maze tests whereas anxiogenics decreases both of them (Sampath et al.
Many clinicians historically just followed the symptoms in an attempt to treat patients with personality disorders, perhaps leaning toward atypical antipsychotics for Cluster A disorders (paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorder); anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers for Cluster B (antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and narcissistic personality-disorder); and maybe antidepressants and/or anxiolytic agents for Cluster C disorders (avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder).
Which statement about the use of intravenous Anxiolytic agents is true?